Sunday, May 31, 2009

LaJolla For The Day...

Lovely LaJolla... it's not that far from Murrieta, but we seldom get there. On Sunday, Robbin, Bill, Kayla and Haylie drove down and spent the day.

First was lunch at "The Spot", a true landmark. It's the oldest continuously operated restaurant in LaJolla (since 1915), and a favorite of Robbin's.

If you go, try the beer battered fries or macaroni and cheese.

Pictured here are Haylie, Kayla and Bill in front of the restaurant.

Next we visited the Birch Aquarium at Scripps, which included numerous tanks with all kinds of sea life, and an outdoor area where you could actually touch sea critters.

Then off to LaJolla Cove, with a park with a small beach area, although a little chilly for swimming.

On the way home we topped off the afternoon with chocolate dipped ice creams cones. A beautiful day and a rare treat for us.

PS: We tried to find the house where we lived for a summer in LaJolla but no luck.

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Monday, May 18, 2009

Patty's Birthday Party...

On Sunday we hosted a birthday party for Robbin's sister, Patty, at our home in Murrieta.

A highlight of the day was a visit by Patty's son Kelly, who came all the way from his home in Virginia, and will be here for most of the week.

Pictured here are Patty opening one of her gifts, while her son Kelly visits with Kayla and catches up on the latest news.

Meanwhile, next door, our neighbors had a birthday party for their daughter, and invited our granddaughter Haylie to celebrate.

Looks like she may have the winning hand in the water gun action!

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Saturday, May 9, 2009

The Murrieta Chili Cook-Off Festival...

Today a group of us went to the 1st Annual Murrieta Chili Cook-Off Festival in downtown Murrieta. This is national competition, with the winner going on the the semi-finals later this year.

There were all kinds of chili samples, food tents, beer tents, line dancing, live music, and even a wildlife exhibit. Whew! Lots to do and enjoy, and the weather was perfect.

The group included Bill & Robbin; Carrie, Kelly and Chloe; Carrie Renee and her son Colston.

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Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Eric O'Flaherty Signs with Atlanta...

Our own Eric O'Flaherty (Robbin's nephew) has signed with the Atlanta Braves baseball team.

From a Braves press release: "The Braves enter the regular season with a projected pitching staff that includes starters Derek Lowe, Javier Vazquez, Jair Jurrjen, Kenshin Kawakami and Tom Glavine, closer Mike Gonzalez, setup men Rafael Soriano and Peter Moylan and middle relievers Blaine Boyer, Eric O'Flaherty and Buddy Carlisle".

Congrats to Eric, and good luck in Atlanta!

Here's a link to a story about Eric: ERIC O'FLAHERTY